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Accident: 202599775 - Employee'S Finger Tip Is Amputated By Circular Saw

Accident: 202599775 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 09/29/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31348099810/28/20091522Midstate Construction Corporation
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on September 29, 2009, Employee #1, a carpenter employed by a construction company, was working at a townhome complex. He was operating a DeWALT, battery-operated circular saw, which was owned by the foreman, to cut an approximate 4-inch-length piece of plywood from a 12-inch by 4-inch plywood sheet. Employee #1's left index finger was sticking out too far, and the rotating saw blade amputated the tip of that finger. Employee #1 immediately told his foreman, and the foreman drove him to the Kaiser Medical Center-Santa Teresa in San Jose, where he was hospitalized.
Keywords: amputated, finger, construction, circular saw, saw, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313480998 Hospitalized injury Amputation Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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